Practical Guide to 18th Century Drumming
by Ron Aylor
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The rolls in lesson five were created by systematically reducing the number of strokes played. We started with a Long Roll and worked our way down to the 5-Stroke roll. What happens if we remove yet one more subdivision form an "off-beat" 5-Stroke Roll? As illustrated below, we have created a "3-Stroke Roll." There is mention of a 3-Stroke Roll in the Gardner MS as the last "numbered" roll. The Young Drummers Assistant (Longman & Broderip) refers to this rudiment as The Dragg.
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